France: Europe readying steps to make Britain adjust to Brexit deal


PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – European states will, inside days, announce measures to use stress on London to abide by Brexit agreements sealed with the bloc when Britain left the European Union, French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune advised Europe 1 radio on Tuesday.

He didn’t say what these measures can be, however famous in an interview with the radio station, that Britain relies on power provides its receives from the continent of Europe.

He stated France felt exasperation at a choice by British dependency Jersey to refuse fishing permits for dozens of French vessels.

“Enough already, we have an agreement negotiated by France, by Michel Barnier, and it should be applied 100 percent. It isn’t being,” he stated, referring to the EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator, who’s French.

“In the next few days, and I talked to my European counterparts on this subject yesterday, we will take measures at the European level or nationally, to apply pressure on the United Kingdom.”

“We defend our interests. We do it nicely, and diplomatically, but when that doesn’t work, we take measures,” added Beaune.

“For example, we can imagine, since we’re talking about energy, … the United Kingdom depends on our energy supplies,” Beaune additionally stated. “It thinks that it can live all alone, and bash Europe.”

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Writing by Christian Lowe

European Union and British flags flutter in front of a chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke